Do you eat finger nails? This woman eats iron nails

July 1, 2006 at 6:55 am (Weird)

Doctors have removed 119 rusty nails from a mentally ill woman’s stomach.

The 43-year-old turned up at a hospital in Vietnam complaining of chronic stomach ache.

When doctors investigated they found dozens of nails in the woman’s gut.

The nails were rusty, indicating they had been swallowed months ago.

“After having her stomach X-rayed and scanned, we found a stack of strange objects and decided to operate as soon as possible,” said Dr Tran Van Nam said from Can Tho City.

The nails were 7cm-8cms long.

They had scratched the woman’s stomach but did not cause any life threatening injuries.

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